March 13, 2012
Courtesy of Joe Vogel
How long the Wingfield Mesa ruin was occupied and when remains a mystery. Its unique design has baffled archaeologist ever since it was first mentioned in an article written in 1890 by former Fort Verde Surgeon Dr. Edgar Mearns.
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In 1927, a pothunter from Phoenix named George Dawson was looting his way through a ruin east of Camp Verde, not far from West Clear Creek, when he uncovered a stone cist.